Sunday, October 27, 2013

PAST: AUTHOR TALK: Reading with Irish Author Eimear McBride at Rírá Georgetown on MON, Oct 27th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Free, in partnership with Irish Arts Organization Solas Nua

Author Reading: Eimear McBride
Monday, October 27th
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Eimear McBride reads from her novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. "Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation."

"Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. It is a book you will never forget."

Rírá Georgetown
3125 M St NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom or Farragut North and take the Circulator bus from K St or any of the 30 line buses to the stop closest to 31st and M St NW

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